Quaking Aspen Outfitters

Hunting Trips

Join us for a hunt you will remember for a lifetime!

We are happy to boast one of the highest success rates of any public land outfitter in the state. Our hunting units are exceptional and have a lot of animals. Our experienced guides know the hunting areas very well and they know the animals that live there. If you want a real Colorado hunt, you've come to the right place.

Our camps come with spacious heated tents and a camp cook to serve meals. Packing camp in and out is done on horseback. It's a perfect blend of backwoods expedition and comfort.

BOOK TODAY before the spots fill up! You'll be glad you did.

We have openings in unit 55 for archery and rifle hunters in the 2018 season!

*If you have both a deer and elk tag, you can hunt both on the same trip at no additional cost


Bighorn Sheep Hunts


Rifle Hunts for colorado bighorn sheep

View Our Bighorn Sheep Gallery

View Our Bighorn Sheep Gallery


UNITS: S54, S26, S11, S10, S17, S20, S69, S22, S70 

If you are lucky enough to draw a tag in one of the units listed above and you need a guide, I am your man. I've been guiding sheep hunters in these units for over 30 years. I know their areas and movements in these areas and can get you a good shot at a good ram (3/4 curl or better!). A few of my clients have taken record book rams.

This is a one-on-one hunt with a camp helper/cook to make things run smooth. We hunt out of a comfortable mobile camp with horses, which enables us to follow the sheep when they move if we need to. My success rate is over 95%, the only two hunters who have not gotten a sheep hunting with me both missed 7/8 full curl rams, both shots were under 100 yards. Please feel free to call me for more information.


Elk & Mule Deer Hunts


elk and mule deer : Archery and Muzzle-loader (Units 55 & 66)

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Archery season begins August 25th and ends September 23rd.

Muzzle-loader season begins September 8th and ends September 16th.

Congratulations if you have drawn an archery or muzzleloader tag for unit 66.  This is a limited draw unit and it has more than it's fair share of large trophy bull elk.  

We offer guided hunts for these licenses in the La Garita Wilderness. We pack in about eight miles to a comfortable camp in some of the best hunting in Colorado. Success is almost one hundred percent for trophy 5 and 6 point and up bull elk. We are also close to trophy unit 76 and we see a lot of those bulls come into our hunting area as well. This hunt can not be beat.

elk and mule deer : Rifle Hunts (unit 55)

Call  for availability


The following are hunt dates, not season dates, because there are pack-in and pack-out days:

October 12th - 18th

October 19th - 25th

October 25th - 29th

November 2nd - 8th

November 8th -12th

November 13th - 19th.



Moose Hunting


Moose Hunting (Unit 66)

Call to Inquire more about Moose Hunting! 


Drop Camps


Spend a few days and nights at one of our drop camps.

Drop camps are for the hunter who wants independence coupled with the convenience of an established camp in a proven area. We'll pack you and your gear into camp and come back at an agreed-upon time to pack you and your game out.

what's at the drop camps?

  • Walled tent
  • Wood stove, cook stove and fuel
  • Coleman lanterns
  • Ground cloth
  • Firewood (some already split)
  • Cooking gear, some dishes, silverware and cups
  • Coffee pot & large pot to boil water
  • Spring for water
  • Cots and pads
  • Axe, bow saw, small bottle diesel fuel

what to bring

  • All items on this checklist
  • Food, seasonings, matches, paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, soap
  • Sharp knives and saw
  • First aid supplies
  • Pack frame


License Fees

License Application Deadline : April 3, 2018

Go to Colorado Parks & Wildlife for more info and to apply online

Ask about which units we hunt if interested.

* Habitat Stamp : Anyone 18 to 64 must buy a habitat stamp in order to buy or apply for a hunting or fishing license. $10.00 Resident and Non-Resident.

More Info

What to Bring Checklist

7 Day Hunts

  • Pack in on Friday
  • Hunt 5 Full Days
  • Pack Out Thursday Morning

5 Day Hunts

  • Pack in Thursday Morning
  • Hunt Thursday Half Day + 3 Days
  • Pack Out Monday Morning

Hunts by Draw Only

  • Cow elk
  • Mule Deer
  • Archery Bull Elk
  • Muzzle-loader Bull Elk
  • 1st & 4th Rifle Bull Elk

Over the Counter

  • 2nd Rifle Bull
  • 3rd Rifle Bull
  • 1 Guide for every 2 hunters

Antler Restrictions

  • Bucks - none

  • Bull Elk - 4 points or better or 5in brow tine